Although we are in a pandemic, and social distancing curtails the transmission of the COVID-19, still, it does not feel good to practice separation and isolation. Genesis 2: 18 tells us, “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Because of the death and devastation caused by sin’s consequences, we must develop and adapt to measures that enhance our physical safety. Achieving and maintaining optimal health is our way of thanking God for fearfully and wonderfully, making us in His image.
Believer Alert: Despite the circumstances, we have the responsibility to witness to others. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Cain asked God after killing Abel, his brother. Yes, we are the keepers of humanity, and we are to do more than offer a prayer for those in need, whether it is financial or emotional support, God expects us to go above and beyond speaking words. Read Luke chapter 10 for the parable of The Good Samaritan.
Rethink your purpose for utilizing social media as a method of providing spiritual and emotional support. Sickness, death, and poverty have impacted many individuals and families facing overwhelming hardships. Today, I share a memory from my Facebook page that I posted on 9/6/2012. My prayer is that someone who reads this message of encouragement about Jesus will believe that He truly loves and cares for us unconditionally.
There are so many people who sit by their fireplace all alone! They sit…and cannot restrain the tears that flow. They sit alone so much, not realizing there is someone who is unseen and just within their reach. There is, however, something even better than realizing, and even more blessed. It is this: recognizing that unseen presence, which is so wonderful, quieting, soothing, calming, and warming. So recognize the presence of the Master. He is here, close to you, and His presence is real.
Yes, there is immeasurably more–the truth is a presence, not a thing, a fact, or a statement. Some One is present, and He is a warmhearted Friend and the all-powerful Lord. This is a joyful truth for weeping hearts everywhere, no matter the reason for the tears. Samuel Dickey Gordon
Bible Reading: Luke 10
God, we pray for those with weeping hearts because of loss, and loneliness. You have promised to heal our broken hearts, and we ask you for comfort. We believe your promises to provide our needs, and we pray in faith as we wait for you to alleviate our suffering. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer that we ask in the Worthy Name of Jesus. Amen.
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